Howard Lynch, 74, of Granite City passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Christian North East Hospital.

He was born May 13, 1943 in Detroit, MI to Giles Harry and Margaret Elizabeth (nee: Halterman) Lynch. He married Sandra Kay Lallement June 26, 1965 in
Belleville, IL. Before retiring, he worked as a mechanic and welder for Fruehauf Trucking and Craftsman Industries. He was a past member of Calvary
Baptist Church. Howard loved fishing in his free time.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Sandra K. Lynch of Granite City; daughter, Melissa Kaye (Jeffrey) Boushard of Granite City; two sons, Howard
Lynch of Tyrone, GA and Michael (Mary) Lynch of Granite City; four grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Aaron; four brothers, Giles (Betty) Lynch
of Bowling Green, KY, Larry (Judy) Lynch of Foristel, MO; Dennis (Carolyn) Lynch of Eolia, MO and Michael (Elaine) Lynch of Spanish Lake, MO; sister
Dorothy (Tony) Thomas of Granite City and special sister in law, Diane Lynch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul and Delbert Lynch and two sisters, Harriett Lynch and Dora Ann Hayes.
The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date.
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Ronald Joseph Dunnavant, 73, of Granite City, passed away Sunday June 25, 2017 at Christian North East Hospital.

He was born January 28, 1944 in Granite City to Benjamin Joseph and Cecilia Ethel (Davis) Dunnavant. He was a volunteer at Twin River Rescue.   Ronald
was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 27 years as a fireman. He was a member of the Tri City Masonic Lodge.

He is survived his companion Donna Lee of Granite City; three daughters, Karen Ann (Robert) Kimble of Granite City, Wanda Roberson of Granite City and
Lynn (Chandra) Munnangi of Mesquite, TX; six grandchildren, Jonathan Fuller, Sean Fuller, Megan Fuller, Tyler Elston, Christopher Munnangi and Nathan
Munnangi and two great grandchildren, Talon and Tyson Fuller.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Chester Eugene, Richard and Everett Dunnavant and a grandson, Cody Clark.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City where services will be held at 10 a.m.
Thursday. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Rd. Memorials can be made to the Granite City APA.
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Helen V. Gaddy, 97, of Granite City passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab with her family by
her side. She was born October 8, 1919 in East St. Louis.

Helen worked for many years as a waitress in Granite City. She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish National Catholic Church in Madison, IL.
She was president of the Adoration Society for many years. She loved doing things with her church and her family. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and
baking.

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell J. Gaddy, whom she was, married to for 48 years, a son James J. Gaddy, parents, Vincenty and
Wiktorya Partyka; two sisters, Stella Rokita Camper and Mary Ann Pollack; brother, Joseph F. Partyka; niece, Jeanette (nee; Rokita) Edmonds; three
nephews, James and Richard Rokita and Michael Pollack; granddaughter, Tina Gaddy; grandson, Blake Bauman and a daughter in law, Annie Gaddy.

She is survived by four children, Phyllis Gaddy Smith, David (Felicia) Gaddy, Russell (Marty) Gaddy Jr. and Vincent Gaddy all of Granite City; 11 grandchildren
and 15 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sister Rosalie Rotondi of Havertown, PA.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL. Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory
entrusted with professional services.

Barbara Jo Gorman, 63, of Granite City died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born on January 26, 1954 in Granite City, IL to Fred Giffin and Betty nee: O’Neil Pulley.

Barbara was married to Walter Gorman for over 30 years and he precedes her in death.

Survivors include a brother, Don Giffin of Granite City; 3 sisters: Sandra Wilson of Granite City, Patricia Giffin of Granite City and Bonnie Stockton (Carl
Barnett) of Collinsville. Also surviving is Barbara’s partner, Steve Arnold of Granite City and her life long friend, Linda McMurray. Barbara will be missed by
many nieces and nephews.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Elden L. “Joe” Craft Jr., 64, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home.

He was born February 17, 1953 in Granite City, the son of the late Elden L. and Betty I. (Feilner) Craft Sr.

He retired in 2014 from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service as a blacksmith.

He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and S.O.A.R. and was a car enthusiast. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved companion of 23 years, Carol Scaturro and her daughter, Chelsea Scaturro, both of Granite City; a nephew, Timothy and his
wife, Renee Bolton of Kerrville, Texas; three great nieces, Sara, Jessica and Caitlin Bolton; great nephew, Timothy “T.J.” Bolton, all of Kerrville, Texas; aunt,
Mary Ellen Feilner of Granite City; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Adele Bolton.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Josephine “Jo” Gipson, 94, of Maryville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:53 a.m. on Thursday, June
22, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born January 9, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late John and Pasqualina (Gagliardi) Manzelli.

She married Thomas Edgar Gipson on May 28, 1949 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Louis and he passed away on April 14, 1999.

She and her husband owned and operated Automatic Air in Granite City and she retired as the bookkeeper after many years of dedicated service.

She was a member of Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville and a former longtime member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City.
She was a charter member and past chairman of the Granite City T.O.P.S. and enjoyed attending the H.O.P.E. widows luncheon.
Jo enjoyed her days of camping and traveling and family remained her main priority throughout her life.

She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Gary
Hartzel of Maryville; a grandson and his wife, Brad and Annette Hartzel of Troy; two cherished great grandchildren, Gabriel and Lily Hartzel; many special
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Nick Manzelli and three sisters, Grace Hoagland, Bridget “Marie” Suda and
Jenny Fuse.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Joseph
Havrilka as celebrant. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to Mother of Perpetual Help Church or to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Kevin Eugene Kielty, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 4, 1954 in West Orange, New Jersey, a son of the late James and Rose Elizabeth (Connely) Kielty.

He married Tina L. (Watson) Kielty on July 26, 1980 in Granite City and she survives.

Kevin retired in 1999 from the Granite City Fire Department after 26 years of dedicated service as a paramedic and emergency medical technician.

He was an avid pool player and had accumulated numerous billiard trophies throughout the years. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, four-wheeling,
NASCAR and had a special love of cars and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love
and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Heather Kielty of Granite City; three grandchildren, Gavin Hayden,
Eden Kielty and Lennon Kielty; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sandy Kielty of Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Jack Brider of Granite City;
nephew, Jim and Trish Kielty of Edwardsville; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Bryan Kielty.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lillian W. Compton, 95 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Granite Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center.

Lillian was born on December 27, 1921 in Dover, TN; the daughter of the late Haskell B. and Lessie M. (Goodin) Watts. Lillian was a long time member of
Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City where she was active in the United Methodist Women and the Harmony Sunday School class. She
was a life long homemaker who will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Lillian is survived by and will be missed by her sister; Sarah (Bill) Metcalf of Granite City, IL; her nephews, Bob (Connie) Ryan, David Ryan, Godson, W.
Douglas (Dana) Metcalf, Bryan Watts, Kenneth J. (Melanie) Watts Jr.; her nieces, Kathy Jo (John) Faulkner, Blenda (Dale) Bogovich, Mary (Greg) Hennenfent
and many great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her husband; Calvin M. Compton, whom she married on October 25, 1947; her sister, Vivian
Watts; her brothers, Kenneth J. Watts Sr., Leonard B. Watts.

In celebration of Lillian’s life, friends may call on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Walter
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to
Niedringhaus United Methodist Church, 1311 20th Street, Granite City, IL 62040.
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Alroy J. Gracey, 85 of Granite City, IL passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Granite Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Alroy was born on May 10, 1932 in Granite City; the son of the late Alroy and Virginia (Crusciel) Gracey. Alroy gave 30 years to Granite City Steel as an
electrician and had worked for Big River Zinc. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle. In his
free time, Alroy loved to ride his bicycle and go on vacations to Gulf Shores where he could fish and go shrimping. Alroy will be remembered for his kind
heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Alroy is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; Vicki (Rick) Schaus of Granite City, Mona (Claude) Jamison of Taylorville, IL; his sons, Michael
Gracey of Hardin, IL, Joey Gracey of New Hampshire; his life companion, Nelda Jamison of Black Jack, MO; his grandchildren, Richard Schaus, Stephen
Schaus, Carrie Kempf, Nicole Martell, Israel Gracey, Jacob Gracey; 12 great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary (John) Niemann.

In addition to his parents, Alroy was preceded in death by his sisters; Catherine, Delores and his grandson, James Martin.

In celebration of Alroy’s life, a private family service will be held with full military rites at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel, 2910 South State Route 157,
Edwardsville, IL. In lieu of flowers prayers are requested. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Lisa Dawn Frye, 50, of Pontoon Beach died on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her home.

She was born on August 12, 1966 in Granite City, IL to Paul and Carolyn Ann nee: Henderson Frye.

The loving mother worked at Ken’s Lounge as a bartender. She enjoyed playing pool, the slot machines and the lottery.

Lisa is survived by her mother; a daughter, Caitlin Arnold of Pontoon Beach; 2 sisters: Lou Ann Spangler and boyfriend Tim Scarbrough of Granite City and
Tracey Frye of TX;  an aunt, Donna Norton and 2 nephews:  James Spangler and Joshua Spangler.

Besides her father, Lisa is preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Frye and a sister, Paula White.

The family would to extend a special thank you to Vanessa of Vitas Hospice and to Darla of the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Shriner’s.

Thomas Christopher Earls, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:12 a.m. Tues. June 20, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center ER in Granite City.

He was born May 2, 1956 in Granite City to Mary P. (Hoover) Earls and the late Earl M. Earls.
Tom was a Senior DeMolay and was an avid NASCAR fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his life partner of almost 18 years, Cheryl M. Lewis of Granite City; a daughter: Sabrina A. Earls of Granite City; a
son: Patrick Earls of Edwardsville, IL; a sister: Mary (Thomas) Miks of Granite City; and a niece: Kristen Miks of Granite City.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Earls and grandparents: Elna Mortenson Hoover and Floyd & Pansie Earls.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 10:30 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. Sat. June 24, 2017 at St. John United Church of
Christ with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Private burial will be at a later date at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sabrina Earls Education Fund.
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Edward Lee Hall, 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:03 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his
family.

He was born December 15, 1946 in East St. Louis, IL to Amos Edward and Rose Dell (Wortham) Hall.

On June 27, 1966 he and Shirley Tipton were married in East St. Louis, IL.

Edward served in the U.S. Navy and National Guard and was a member of the American Legion. He retired from Holten Meat, Sauget, IL after working there
for over 20 years.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley (Tipton) Hall of Granite City, IL; three daughters: Kayla (Joseph) Dickinson, Tina (David) Stephenson and Tammy (Larry)
Chamness all of Granite City, IL; son: Johnny (Patti) Hall of Farmington, MO; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother: Terry Hall of Centralia, IL and
sister: Ruby Hall of Boca Raton, FL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Bobby Hall, Larry Hall and Gary Hall.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Funeral service will be at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL with burial to follow at Jefferson
Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials may be made to American Legion, D.A.V. or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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Shirley Mae Morgan, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Willow Creek Rehabilitation
and Nursing Center, Belleville, IL. Shirley was born on December 12, 1955 in East St. Louis, IL.

Shirley was a faithful member of Word of Life Tabernacle Church in Granite City, IL. She enjoyed going to church, reading her bible and other religious
books, she also enjoyed crocheting and shopping. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she
adored. Shirley loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Michael Morgan; one daughter, Tonia Marie Whitehead; one grandson, Ethan Allen; mother, Mary
Annetta (Fisher) Griffin, stepmother, Mary Hall; one sister, Kay Watts; and by two brothers, Kevin Marret and Jerry Hall.

Shirley is survived by her loving children, Carrie Whitehead of St. Charles, MO, Jamie (Henry) Williams of Granite City, IL and David Morgan of Granite City, IL;
dear father and stepmother, Bobby and Marlene Hall of Collinsville, IL; proud grandmother to Brielle Hickman, Ryan Williams and Anthony Williams; dear
siblings, Mary Jane Hall-Davis of Glen Carbon, IL, Sandy Boatright of Troy, IL, Renee Pauley of South Roxana, IL, Lisa Pauley of South Roxana, IL, Tim
Marret of Mt. Vernon, IN, Richard Hall of Troy, IL and Debbie Williams of Troy, IL; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating. Interment will be in Jeffferson Barracks
National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to the family to start a trust fund for Shirley's grandchildren and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

Randall Bruce "Randy" Worthen, 62, of Mitchell, Illinois passed away at 6:42 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at St. Louis
University Hospital.

He was born February 18, 1955 in Granite City, a son of the late Lyman E. and Ruby E. (Krug) Worthen.

He married Tina M. (Luchini) Worthen on December 15, 1973 at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell and she survives.

He retired as a warehouse manager in April 2017 from Robert "Chick" Fritz Distributing after 31 years of dedicated service.

He was a member of the Granite City Eagles Aerie #1126. Randy was a devoted St. Louis Blues fan and season ticket holder. He loved soccer and was a tri-
captain of the first Illinois state soccer champions for Granite City High School. He enjoyed his days by playing golf, hunting, fishing, and spending time with
his grandchildren. He took pride in BBQing and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Greg Vaughn of Granite City and Emily and Aron Gobble of East
Alton; four grandchildren, Alivia and Alex Vaughn and Rylee and Henrik Gobble; one brother and sister-in-law, Lyman "Wayne" and Marilyn Worthen of
Mitchell; mother-in-law, Pat Luchini of Mitchell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Trudy Luchini of Clayton, Missouri; two sisters-in-law and a brother-
in-law, Tammy and Rich Cox of Granite City and Tracy Krug of Granite City; many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Worthen and father-in-law, Bill Luchini Sr.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the Worthen family and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mr. Todd Alan Bayer, 54 of Granite City, IL passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home.

Todd was born on July 13, 1962 in Canton, OH. He was a car transporter for ABC Auto Auction and in his free time Todd love to gather his friends and family
for outdoor BBQ's. Todd will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Todd is survived by and will be greatly missed by his life partner; Annette Ishum of Granite City; his sons; David Moussette (Danielle Lusicic) of Granite City,
Timothy Matthew Bayer of Potosi, MO; his daughters, Melissa Ishum (Kevon White) of Granite City, Tiffani Bayer (Travis Miller) of Granite City; his parents,
John Bayer Jr. (Judy) of Massillon, OH , Carol Ann (Meek) Bayer of Lenoir, TN; his brother, Timothy Bayer of Florida; his step sisters, Joni (Mike) Willaman of
Ohio, Laurie (Dan) Marteny of Ohio; 9 grandchildren and many brother and sister-in-laws.

Todd was preceded in death by his daughter; Charisma Bayer.

In celebration of Todd's life, burial will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9409 Holy Cross Road, Fairview Heights, IL.
Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice or to the family.
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Dudley "Pat" Robertson, 76, of Granite City, passed away on June 12, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. He was
diagnosed in early April and passed away at home surrounded by his family.

Pat was born in Granite City on January 11, 1941, the third of Dudley and Alene Robertson's seven children. He was preceded in death by his parents – his
father in 1964 and his mother in 2008.

Pat is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elaine (Smalley) Robertson; their three children, sons James Robertson and Daniel Robertson, and daughter Susan
Robertson; their daughter-in-law Kelli (Basden) Robertson; and their grandchildren, Noah Robertson and Kyndall Robertson.

He is also survived by his six siblings: Vernon Robertson, Sonja Belton, Ed Robertson, Janice Felchlin, Linda Robertson, and John Robertson; his sisters-
in law Lois Robertson, Marie Robertson, Celeste Biason, and Jacque DeWitt; and 22 nieces and nephews.

Pat graduated from Granite City High School in 1959 and attended barber school in the early 1960s. He also served as a medic in the Air Force Reserves
and was honorably discharged in 1964 to care for his ailing father.

He met the beautiful Elaine Smalley at a friend's wedding reception, and following a brief courtship, the two were married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in
Granite City on July 3, 1965. Pat and Elaine welcomed their son James in 1966, son Daniel in 1969, and daughter Susan in 1971. They celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary in July 2015 surrounded by family.

Pat worked as a pipefitter at Monsanto for over 30 years. He retired in December 1998. His great sense of humor endeared him to his Monsanto co-
workers. His sense of humor was also legendary in his family, as were the haircuts he gave to family members in his 1960s barber chair.

After their children were grown, Pat and Elaine enjoyed traveling. They visited Mexico, Hawaii, and several European countries. After their grandchildren were
born in 2001 and 2003, they devoted themselves to being grandparents. Pat was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren.

Pat's sense of humor, determination, and family devotion remained intact throughout his illness. Pat was greatly admired by his family and will be missed
forever.

In celebration of Pat's life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the time
of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will be officiated by Pat's brother, Pastor John Robertson.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Pat's family wishes to thank Hospice of Southern Illinois for their care and compassion in a tremendously difficult time.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, IN.
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Betty Lois Gaines, 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:43 p.m. Mon. June 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her
family.

She was born Oct. 6, 1929 in Granite City, IL to the late Louis & Anna (Jones) Madsen.

On Sept. 24, 1949, she and William L. Gaines were married in Granite City. He preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1972.

Betty was a long time member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Diane (Terry) Peach and Karen Smart of Granite City; 4 sons: Gary (Norma) Gaines of Granite City, Michael (Sandie) Gaines
of Fairview Heights, IL, Richard “Rick” (Cathy) Gaines of Granite City and Robert “Bob” (Annette) Gaines of Hobart, IN; 18 grandchildren: Erik Baileygaines,
Melissa McCarty, Casey Bailey-Gaines, Benjamin Gaines, Matthew Gaines, Kimberly Gibson, Daniel Gaines, Sarah Ochoa, Adam Gaines, Austin Gaines,
Alicia Gaines, Steven Peach, Bradley Peach, Aaron Peach, Brenna Gaines, Erin Gaines, Haylee Gaines and Michael Smart; 22 great-grandchildren: Corey,
Bradley, Austin, Brocktin, Hayden, Jamison, Joseph, Thomas, Kaylee, Melanie, Ellie, Caleb, Anna Beth, Alexander, Ezra, Xavier, Aria, Maximus, Hudson,
Sydney, Brendan and Carter; and a nephew: Allister (Charlene) Ross of Collinsville, IL.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren: Joshua, David and Rochelle; and 4 sisters: Alice Madsen, Margaret
Ross, Ruth Madsen and Alberta Radar.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. Fri. Jun 16, 2017 at St. John’s United Church of Christ
in Granite City with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Private burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery on Nameoki Rd.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, VITAS Hospice or St. John’ United Church of Christ
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Elvis Clay Earon, 60, of Granite City died on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his home.

He was born on April 24, 1957 in Granite City, IL to Eadmon C. and Louise nee: Mouser Riester.

Elvis and Marjorie Poynor were married on June 10, 2017, fulfilling Elvis’ final wish prior to his death.

The U. S. Navy veteran worked as a crane operator for 27 years at Granite City Steel. He enjoyed going to the casinos.

Besides his wife and father, Elvis is survived by a brother, Robert L. (Debbie) Earon of Filmore, IL; 7 nieces and nephews: Amanda and Georgia Taylor,
Jennifer, Amy and Bridget Earon and Rodney and Brandy Knot and 4 step children: Amanda, Emily, Matthew and David Poynor. He will be missed by many
friends.

Elvis is preceded in death by his mother; a sister, Carla Taylor and a niece, Erin Mathenia.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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James A. "Jim" Vernon, 84, of Granite City, Illinois went to be with the Lord at 11:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his
home.

He was born September 1, 1932 in Blytheville, Arkansas, a son of the late William McKinley Vernon and Myrtle A. Reed.

He married Melba (Miller) Vernon on May 1, 1965 in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1991 from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft after many years of dedicated work as an aircraft mechanic.

The United States Korean War veteran proudly served his country with the United States Navy from 1951-1952 and also 1962-1964 and later served with the
Reserves from 1965 – 1969.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of Bethel Chapel where he served as a song leader, bus driver and Royal Ranger leader.

He enjoyed all sports, his days of playing golf, hunting and watching vintage war movies. Jim's life was serving the Lord, reading the Bible and tending to his
church and family. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa and Craig Whitacre of Granite City and Rosemary Perez of Silver
Springs, Florida; five grandchildren, David Perez and fiancé, Sandra, Shiree Bartlett and fiancé, Tony, Caleb Whitacre and wife, Sarah, Matthew Jerashen
and wife, Mary and Logan Whitacre; eight great grandchildren, Seth, Austin, Matthew, Gabrielle, Aiden, Noah, Selene and Isabella; many special nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Gisher; two brothers, Bill Vernon and Jack Vernon and a sister, Katherine
Donathan.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Bethel Chapel, 2445 Ohio & 25th Street in Granite City on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend David Brimm
officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Chapel, Sunset Hill Campground or to Family Hospice.
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Daniel Edward "Danny" Patton, 27, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:16 p.m. on
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born May 9, 1990 in Granite City, a son of Michael and Jeanne (Spahn) Patton of Edwardsville.

He enjoyed his time working as a mechanic and landscaper at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho and was a 2009 graduate of Crown Point
High School in Crown Point, Indiana.

Danny lived life to the fullest and was always looking for his next adventure in life. He loved BMX biking, enjoyed cooking, being outdoors and listening to
music. He will be remembered for the love and special times he shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by three sisters, Andie Patton (Matthew Maddox) of St. Louis, Hannah Patton of Edwardsville and Amanda
Patton of Edwardsville; grandmothers, Mary Nell Patton of Granite City, IL and Millie Spahn of Granite City; best friends, Mark Lambing of Minneapolis,
Minnesota, Chad Sigite of Granite City and Patrick Scannell of Granite City; many aunts; uncles; cousins; other extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Thomas Patton and Paul Spahn.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m.

Memorial visitation will continue on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in
Edwardsville with Father Jeffrey H. Goeckner as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Narcotics Anonymous and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Ann Snell, age 65, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Missouri Baptist
Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Jackie was born on June 17, 1951 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Jack and Edith (Parker) Rodeck.

Jackie had retired from Madison Illinois School District #12 as an administrative assistant after twenty-eight years of dedicated service. She was a member
of Madison Junior Service and Junior Achievement in Madison IL. Jackie was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and she loved going to home games.
She also enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together, reading novels and traveling; one of her favorite vacations was going to Mackinaw Island. Her greatest joy
was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Jackie will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jackie was preceded in death by her father, Jack Rodeck.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Danielle (Sean) Vaughn of Edwardsville, IL and Kimberly (George) Wolfe of Glen Carbon, IL; dear mother, Edith
Rodeck of Granite City, IL; beloved significant other, Terry Woodson of Pontoon Beach, IL; loving sister, Marie (Daniel) McKinney of Pontoon Beach, IL; proud
grandmother to Ashley Vaughn, Evan Vaughn, Reed Wolfe and Alexandra Wolfe; nephew, Jeremy McKinney; nieces, Carrie Witter and Katie Purdy; extended
family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Lung Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Doyle L. Miller, 54, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born November 30, 1962 in Granite City, a son of Peggy (Thomason) Miller of Granite City and the late Doyle Miller.

He had worked as a mechanic for many years and had worked for Wal-Mart and Checker Cab. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Chantel Miller and Nicole Miller; two grandchildren, Makenzie Heintz and Maddix Awalt; two sisters,
Karen Bosworth and Susan Bridgeman; cousin, Bob Householder, all of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his life partner, Mary Beros.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Miller Family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Virginia A. Pritchard, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:31 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Red Bud Regional
Hospital in Red Bud, Illinois.

She was born April 19, 1925 in Granite City, a daughter of the late John and Hazel (Hunt) Ryckman.

She married Robert L. Pritchard on October 12, 1940 in St. Louis and he passed away on August 8, 2003.

She was a crossing guard with the Granite City Police Department with over 20 years of dedicated service.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Virginia was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, enjoyed being with her grandchildren and
great grandchildren and enjoyed family vacations through the years. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and
friends.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Bernadeen Pritchard of Granite City, Johnny and Kimberly Pritchard of Red Bud and Terry
and Colleen Pritchard of Edwardsville; two sons-in-law, James Harshany of Granite City and Robert Slater of Chicago; sixteen grandchildren and their
spouses, Sherry and Jay Verdu, Joyce and Jack Trittschuh, Brian and Jennifer Harshany, Kirk Schade, Robert and Sarah Slater, Robyn and Erin Slater,
Robert and Jennifer Pritchard Jr., Brittany Pritchard, Ryan and Samantha Pritchard, Bethany Pritchard, Greg Pritchard, Erica and DeJuan Sanders, Erin and
Adam Butter , Joshua Pritchard, Katie Jones and Allison Pritchard; fourteen great grandchildren, Brady Harshany, Laney Harshany, Cody Trittschuh, Teal
Trittschuh, John Verdu, Harrison Slater, Caleb Pritchard, Jack Pritchard, Joey Butter, Dominic Butter, Mackinzey Butter, Aaliyah Sanders, Ava Pritchard and
Nora Pritchard; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three daughters, Nancy Harshany, Joan Pritchard and Barbara Slater; a
brother, Robert Ryckman and a sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Daniel Sheehan.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary "Janet" Fineshriber, 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Janet was born on October 12, 1937 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Sarich) Nemeth.

On May 12, 1957, Janet married Jay Fineshriber, the love of her life, in St. Louis, MO and Jay passed away on June 4, 1988. She was a faithful member of St.
Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Janet had worked for General American Life Insurance Company in the customer service department, retiring
after many years of dedicated service. She was a St. Louis Rams fan and she enjoyed her time spent with her graduating group, known as Club 55. Her
greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Janet loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed
by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Janet was preceded in death by one brother, George Nemeth.

She is survived by her loving children, Mark Fineshriber of Collinsville, IL, Laura (Chip) Grote of Mt. Vernon, IL and Michael (Michelle) Fineshriber of Granite
City, IL; dear siblings, Elaine Grzesk of Collinsville, IL and John (Jean) Nemeth of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Kit Grote, Louis Grote, Caroline
Grote and Jayson Fineshriber; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, with Father Chris Comerford officiating. Private family interment will be held
at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Cynthia "Cyndy" Ann Keller, age 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Barnes Hospital, St.
Louis, MO.

Cyndy was born on December 22, 1959 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Allan D. Keller and Reda (Kent) Keller.

Cyndy had worked for Child & Family Services and as a phlebotomist at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, IL for many years before retiring. Cyndy
enjoyed hanging out with her family and friends. She loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. Cyndy will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Allan Keller.

Cyndy is survived by her loving mother, Reda Keller of Worden, IL; dear aunts, Phyllis Kent of Granite City, IL, Annabelle Kent of Granite City, IL, Joyce Hahn
of Branson, MO and Maxine Lasko of Payson, AZ; beloved cat, Zippy; many cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
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Sharon Joann Thomas, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at her home.

Sharon was born on March 1, 1943 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Joseph Dusek and Mary (Votoupal) Dusek Searle.

Sharon attended Southern Illinois University in Alton, IL in 1962, and she graduated with a degree in special education in 1964. She worked for Granite City
Public School as a substitute teacher's aide from 1986 until 1996. In 1996, Sharon went to work at Scott Air Force Base as a check out clerk until 1998. After
leaving her job at the base, Sharon worked for Gateway Regional Medical Center as a health information office clerk from 1999 until 2007. After her
retirement, Sharon volunteered at Gateway Regional Medical Center's gift shop for many years. She enjoyed traveling to watch her granddogs compete in
field trials. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Sharon loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Brenda Dusek; and by one nephew, Joe Dusek.

She is survived by her loving children, Kristin Thomas of Granite City, IL and Joe Thomas of Bethalto, IL; dear niece and nephew, Ann Dusek and Jim Dusek
both of Collinsville, IL; beloved granddogs, Mossi, Niki and Jeni; The Heinz Family, The Lubak Family and The Thomas Family; extended family and many
wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Association or to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Paulette (nee: Hall) Radde, 69, of Granite City, IL passed away at 8:19 a.m., Sunday, June 4, 2017 at her home.

She was born March 17, 1948 in Benton Harbor, MI. She married Frederick “Buzz” Robert Radde III, December 8, 1967 in Benton Harbor, MI.

She is survived by her mother, Peggy (nee: Forbes) Millis of St. Joe, MI; two daughters, Machelle (Michael) Earley of Bennett, CO and Kimberly Radde (Tony
Warren) of Granite City, IL; five grandchildren, Amanda (Stephen) Moore, Megan Earley (Eric Backus), Kayla Green, Ryan Dunn(Morgan Drews) and Trever
Earley; eleven great grandchildren, Olivia Moore, Chase Moore, Christain Moore, Malakei Moore, Leeam Dunn, Kaiden Shadik, Tristen Bang, Nova Backus,
Bently Buckus, Westyn Dunn and Kolten Mielke; brother, Jerry Mills II of St, Joe, MI; two sisters, Charlotte Benson of Niles, MI and Shawn Boyer of St. Joe, MI.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Jerry Millis I; and two brothers, Wesely Hall, Jr. and Terry Hall.

Private burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory entrusted with professional services.
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Sharon Dettwiler, 83 of Granite City passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Sharon was born on May 26, 1934 in Granite City; a daughter to the late Francis Booth and Helen (Miller) Carrington. Sharon was a member of Hope
Lutheran Church in Granite City and a lifelong homemaker who enjoyed baking for her family. She will be remembered for her giving spirit and all the
special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Lori (Kenny) Herrin of Granite City, William J. Dettwiler of Maryland, Edward D. (Margaret) Dettwiler of
Pontoon Beach, Barry S. Schroeder of Granite City, Greg M. (Sandra) Schroeder of Glen Carbon; her grandchildren, Sarah (Rob) Slater, Samantha Dettwiler,
Steven Schroeder, Kathleen (Brett) Smith, Jessica (Jeff) Klingelhoefer, Alex Schroeder, Kenny Jr. (Becky) Herrin, Kristen (Aaron) Edward, Randy Herrin; her
sister, Gerry Larner; 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband; William E. "Bill" Dettwiler, whom she married on September 29, 1961.

Friends may call on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Sharon's life,
services will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials in Sharon's memory are suggested to Heartland Hospice.
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William L. Dine, 87 of Granite City passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

William was born on August 2, 1927 in Carbondale, IL; the son of the late Dan and Rosa (Powers) Dine. He was the owner and operator of Crown Heating
& Cooling in Granite City. William will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

William is survived by and will be missed by his children; Gale (Glen) Wenzel of Collinsville, IL, Sheila Dine of San Diego, CA, Sheran (James) Ashby of St.
James, MO, Michael Dine of Tallahassee, FL; his 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda (Briggs) Dine, whom he married on June 22, 1948; his sons, James and
Charles Dine.

In celebration of William's life, a memorial gathering will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. Memorials in memory of William may be given to the American Cancer Society.
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Stanley R. "Butch" Hargrove, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home.

He was born October 30, 1944 in Granite City, a son of the late George Wesley and Margaret (Ezell) Hargrove.

He married Sandra K. (Woodson) Hargrove on February 2, 1973 in Granite City and she passed away on July 11, 2015.

He retired from Granite City Steel in 2004 as a stove tender after 35 years of dedicated service.

He proudly served his country with the United States Air Force and was a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge. He enjoyed his days of bowling, playing
pool, hunting and gambling.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and John Martinez of Granite City and Julie and David Chepely of Granite City; five grandchildren,
Jessica, Megan, Jake, Kristen and Stanley III; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard "Dick Hargrove and Wesley Hargrove and two sisters, Audrey
Pieper and Joyce Arney.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no services are scheduled.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the family or to a charity of one's choice.
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Marlon Wayne Becker, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Tues. May 30, 2017 at Anderson Hospital.

He was born Aug. 6, 1955 in Granite City to the late Melavee Jeanette (Nolen) Becker Lynn Sanders.
Marlon enjoyed working on cars, making models and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include 2 sons: Johnathan (Kristin) Becker and Matthew (Meghan) Becker; 2 grandchildren: Daphnie & Matthew William Wayne Becker all of
Granite City; and 6 siblings: Jimmy Lynn, Karen Sanders, Debbie Allen, Melanie Lynn, Michelle Sanders and Patricia (Jim) Waters.

Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by 2 step-fathers, Clayton Lynn and James Sanders.

Memorial visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of memorial services at 2:00 p.m. Sat. June 3, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Kenneth Lee Hozian, 66, of Concord, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Sun. May 21, 2017 at his
home surrounded by his family.

He was born Mar. 20, 1951 in Granite City, IL to Ruby Lee and Thomas Altheizer and was adopted and raised by Charles Hozian.

He and Virginia Batson were married August 9, 1972 in Edwardsville, IL.

Kenneth served in the U.S. Army in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade from January 1969 to January 1972 (Vietnam: Indochina June 1969 to June 1970), he
received the Purple Heart.  He worked as a forklift operator for Nestles tea plant in Granite City for 19 years until they closed and then worked in Jacksonville,
IL as a machine operator for Pactiv.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters: Shannon Hozian of Jacksonville and Katrinia (Donald) Cook of Granite City, IL; a son: Kenneth W. (Amy)
Hozian of Athens, IL; 10 grandchildren: Bradley Hozian, Rachel (Andy) Villa, Stanley Denson, Devlin Denson, Destiny Denson, Stephanie (Justin) Obenhaus,
Sabrina Cook, Emily Cook, Rhianna Hozian, Lauryn Hozian; 3 great-grandchildren: Desmond Hozian, Oliva Obenhaus and Makenna Obenhaus; 3 brothers:
Charles (Terri) Hozian of Granite City, Gerald (Melissa) Clark of Sorento, IL and Marty (Mary) Clark of Granite City.

Besides his parents: Ruby (nee: Lee) Stultz, Thomas Altheizer and Charles Hozian, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tracy Clark.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL with Rev. Charles West
officiating, burial to follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Danny Walter Hillis, 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away Wed. May 17, 2017 in St. Clair County from injuries sustained in an
auto accident.

He was born May 21, 1944 in Clarkton, MO to the late Clarance & Melba (House) Hillis.

Danny was a US Army veteran and was currently employed by Best Med Car.

Survivors include 3 sons: Tim Hillis and Terry Hillis of Malden, MO and Ronald (Ellen) Hillis of Mitchell, IL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a
brother: James (Debbie) Hillis; and 5 sisters: Brenda Riddle, Carol Gray, Sandy (Charlie) Holt, Diane Ray and Jan Ray.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kendell Hillis.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 3:00 p.m. Tues. May 23, 2017 at City Temple Assembly of
God with Rev. Randle Copeland officiating.
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Theresa Ann Arneson, 55, of Litchfield, IL, formerly of Madison, IL, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Tues. May 16, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born July 22, 1960 in Wheaton, IL to Nancy (Schumacher) Suhrbier of Ocala, FL and the late Michael McGrath.

Theresa had worked for Holten Meats in Sauget, IL.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a husband: Lee Arneson; daughter: Lois (Bill) Cravens of Independence, MO; son: Edwin Arneson of St. Louis,
MO; granddaughter: Cheyenne Cravens; and 2 sisters: Kathy Leonard and Denise Tomlin.

Services are private.
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Ronda Kay Kozicky, 67, of Granite City, formally of Virden, IL, died on Friday, May 12, 2017 at her home.

She was born on July 30, 1949 in Springfield, IL to Jerald Reed and Irene ( Sargent) Reed.

Ronda Reed married Charles Kozicky in Godfrey, IL on July 26, 1975.

The loving wife and mother graduated from Virden High School in Virden, IL in 1967. She attended Tri-City Assembly of God Church in Granite City.  Ronda
enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and putting together picture puzzle boards.

Besides her husband of 41 years, she is survived by a daughter, Shauna Kozicky of Arnold, MO; a son, Todd (Heather) Kozicky of Perryville, MO; 4
grandchildren: Chance, Taylor, Paige and Hunter and a sister, Lou Ann Strukley of Virden, IL.

Ronda is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Shannon Ramey and a sister, June Lake.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Patricia "Sally" Ann (Parks) McElroy passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family at 72 years old on May 21,
2017.

Sally was born on August 24, 1944 in Granite City, IL to the late Clifford Owen Parks, Sr and Alice Lorraine (Proffitt) Parks. She was nicknamed Sally as an
infant by her grandfather and known by Sally all her life.

Sally proudly served as a civil servant for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army for 42 years. She assisted in the development of over 200 recruiters that led to
their individual successes and flawlessly managed over 50 recruiting service programs. Sally was recognized as the 345th Air Force Recruiting Squadrons
Civilian of the year in 1986, 1988, and 2004. She received the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award for exemplary service as Enlisted Accessions, D
Flight secretary for the Air Force Recruiting Squadron for service April 10, 1985 to September 1, 2007. She also received the Meritorious Service Medal for
service from January 27, 1965 to January 27, 2005 for her outstanding performance as an Operations Flight Administrator, Officer and Enlisted Accessions
Flight Administrator to the United States.

Sally loved her family. She was the matriarch of her family and is greatly missed by all. Sally was a single mom that raised her son and helped raise her 2
nephews. She worked hard to keep her family well cared for. Her son and grandson were the lights of her life. She never missed a baseball game or hockey
game that her boys played in. She taught all the kids how to drive and how to ride their brakes hard. She loved to cater and host family gatherings and was a
wonderful baker. She thoroughly enjoyed making wedding cakes for those she knew and loved.

Sally had a lot of hobbies and things that brought her joy. She was a lover of the theater, an avid reader, and a great quilter. She made a lot of quilts in her
lifetime and in the last several years was sending baby quilts to children in need. Her love for books and movie was great. Her favorite books to read were
the Little House on the Prairie series and she loved all Sci-Fi and
B-rated movies. Sally was an ardent collector and fan of Elvis Presley and even named her cat Elvis.

Sally is survived in death by her son Michael McElroy and wife Leslie, brother Clifford Parks, Jr. and wife Sharon, and brother William "Bill" Parks, Sr. and
wife Carolyn, nephew Daniel Parks and wife Kim, nephew Douglas Parks and wife Amy, niece Wendy Parks, niece Emily Highfield and husband Nicholas
and nephew William "Bill" Parks, Jr. Also surviving is her grandson Cory McElroy and partner Sheila Goff, great niece Krystle Hamblen and husband Justin,
great nephew Christopher Parks and partner Kathleen Lybarger, great niece Hannah Myers and husband Josh and great niece Ashlie Parks. In addition,
great grand daughter Isabella Clutts, great great niece Isabella Parks, great great nephew Clayton Myers and great great nephew Nicholas Highfield.
Survived also by numerous loved ones and cousins, most cherished cousin Roberta Bean and husband Rick and cousin Nancy Jacoby and husband Bob.

Sally was truly a wonderful woman who enriched everyone's life she touched. Everyone who knew her loved her and is better for having her in their lives.
"The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be given to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 1034 South Brentwood Blvd. Suite 1510, Richmond Heights, MO 63117 and donations
will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Dorothy M. Beyer, age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Clinton Manor Living Center, New
Baden, IL.

Dorothy was born on June 29, 1934 in French Village, MO, a daughter of the late Joe and Cecilia (Rulo) Riddle.

On September 18, 1954, Dorothy married Lester T. "Bud" Beyer, the love of her life in St. Louis, MO and Bud passed away on August 13, 2011. Dorothy was
a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. In her younger years, she had worked for Trattler's Mens Store in Granite City, IL, in the
customer service department. Dorothy was a proud homemaker who loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed
dancing, shopping, reading and volunteering at Maryville Elementary School in Granite City, IL. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by one grandson, John Baker Jr.

She is survived by her loving children, Jeff (Kim) Beyer of O'Fallon, IL, Don (Debbie) Beyer of Fairview Heights, IL and Valerie (David) White of Granite City, IL;
dear sister, Jackie Smith and her son, David Smith both of St. Louis, MO; proud grandmother to Michelle (Gary) Goodfellow, Benjamin (Andrea) Beyer, Jacob
Beyer, Cory Beyer, Travis Beyer and Stephen Chandler; proud great-grandmother to Jake McGowan, Blake McGowan, Brock McGowan, Caden Goodfellow,
Jaylie Goodfellow, John Robert Baker III, Jordan Baker, Samantha Beyer and Addisyn Chandler; many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Mike Evans
officiating. Dorothy will be laid to rest next to Bud at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Carolyn Sue Sampson, 68, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her home.

She was born April 28, 1949 in Edwardsville, a daughter of the late Lawrence Casey and Marjorie Ellen (Schrier) Sampson.

She loved reading and was very spiritual and cherished angels around her.

She is survived by two daughters, Leyla (David) Harrell of Alton and Jolie Sampson (Carter) of Alton; one son, Cody Sampson of Cahokia; five grandchildren,
Anastacia, Domonic, Avery, Dante and Izzabelle; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Johanna Sampson.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be at Living Water Church of God, 822 Mildred Avenue in Cahokia on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 2:00 p.m.
until time of memorial service at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Larry Ridenour officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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John William Arbogast, age 85, of Trenton, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at
Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

John was born on December 26, 1931 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Arnold and Leola (Womack) Arbogast.

On July 12, 1951, John married Eva Robertson, the love of his life in Granite City, IL, and Eva passed away on October 6, 1998. John was a Korean War
veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Airman 1st Class. He had retired from Granite City Steel as a pipe
welder with over forty years of dedicated service. John was a former member of St. Peter Evangelical United Church of Christ in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed
fishing, woodworking, golfing and even cutting his grass. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he was very proud of. John loved life, he
loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his kids, grandkids and his great-grandkids. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by one son, John Edward Arbogast; one grandson, John Dustin Arbogast; two sisters and a
brother in infancy.

He is survived by his loving children, Colleen (Ron) Neussendorfer of Cold Springs, MN, Laura (Terry) Patyk of Lostant, IL, Kirk Arbogast and Liz Kroll of
Trenton, IL and Christopher (Emily) Arbogast of Highland, IL; dear daughter-in-law, Sharon Arbogast of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to fifteen
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL and from 9:00 a.m. until
10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. Peter Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2101 Cleveland Blvd. Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, with Pastor Matt Mimlitz officiating. John will be laid to rest next to Eva at St. John
Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL, with full military honors.

Memorial donations may be given to the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Carla Joyce Wright, 74, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:02 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born October 16, 1942 in Qulin, Missouri, a daughter of the late G.W. Cook and Dorothy (Peal) Linenberg.

She married Leonard Verle "Hotshot" Wright on February 27, 1958 in Granite City and he passed away on January 2, 2011.

She retired in 1993 from Wal-Mart in Granite City after several years of service and had worked many years of dedicated service in retail at Queens Wear
Boutique in Granite City.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and the Venice Social Club. She cherished her daughter and grandchildren and was known to
be very proper and coordinated. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and Grant White of Granite City; four grandchildren, Zane Francis, Shelby White, Sara White and Grant
White Jr.; a sister, Gerry Ramey of Centralia; brother-in-law and his significant other, Nyle "Wayne" Wright and Marilyn Rice of Granite City; sister-in-law, Lois
Essenpreis of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 3000 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until
time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
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Sharon M. Rickert, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at her home. Sharon was born on June
14, 1941 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late William and Grace (McCullough) Lamping.

On August 13, 1966, Sharon married Edward Rickert, the love of her life. Sharon was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL.
She had worked as a registered nurse at St. John Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO for many years. Sharon loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and a
great-grandmother. Her greatest joy was taking care of her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Jack Lamping.

She is survived by her devoted husband of fifty years, Edward Rickert of Granite City, IL; loving children, William (Heather) Rickert of Pontoon Beach, IL and
Kerry (Jim) Flanary of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Emily (Ricky) Boyer of Granite City, IL, Drew Rickert of Beckemeyer, IL, Sydney Rickert of
Beckemeyer, IL and Magdalena Hochuli of Pontoon Beach, IL; proud great-grandmother to Aubree and Caleb Boyer of Granite City, IL; dear brother, Jim
Lamping of New Orleans, LA; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Chris Comerford officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Elizabeth Catholic School and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Irene F. Belshe, 90 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

Irene was born on November 21, 1926 in Granite City; a daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle (Morgan) Burnett. Irene operated a beauty shop from her
home in Granite City for many years and was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City. Irene will be remembered for her superb sense of
humor and all the wonderful times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Judy Belshe of Granite City; Roger (Janet) Belshe of Edwardsville, grandchildren, Stacey (Brian)
Toomay of Des Peres, MO; Stuart (Emily) Belshe of Chesterfield, MO; and her great-granddaughters, Carson Layne Toomay, Quinn Kayelyn Toomay and
Vivian Mae Belshe, a brother-in-law Leland (JoAnn) McMillin of Kansas City, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband; Thomas H. Belshe, whom she married on October 17, 1947; her brothers, Ralph
Burnett, Harold Burnett and her sister, Pauline Seebold.

In celebration of Irene's life, friends may call on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church,
3000 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Pastor Jesse Tedder officiating. Following a luncheon at the church burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates
in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the Shriner's or Calvary Baptist Church.
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Harold C. "Dee-Dee" Koelker III, 51, of Venice, Illinois passed away at 9:53 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born April 29, 1966 in Granite City, a son of Roseann (Cooper) Koelker of Venice, Illinois and the late Harold C. "Dee-Dee" Koelker Jr.

He was a lifetime member of the Venice Social Club and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He was more than willing to always helping others and could fix just about anything and enjoyed his days of playing washers and loved horse racing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by five children, Josh Koelker, Kayla Koelker, Hannah Koelker, Bethany Koelker and Justin Parris; several
grandchildren; grandmother, Rose Cooper; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James and Nancy Koelker, Stephen Koelker and Michael and Bridgette
Koelker; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Clint Wisdom officiating.

Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks or to American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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